At Minstead Trust we nurture the unique potential of people with learning disabilities.

We support them to achieve greater independence, lead fulfilled lives and live as full citizens in society.

Our unique and friendly style is based on a strong community spirit and has changed the lives of hundreds of people.

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Here's a post from art today. Maddy was busy in th Here's a post from art today. Maddy was busy in the garden collecting a selection of flowers to make a natural confetti. We all agreed that the mix of colours were truly beautiful!
Are you looking for an inspirational new role wher Are you looking for an inspirational new role where you can make a positive impact in someone else's life? 

We are currently recruiting for a Residential Support Worker based in the New Forest and a Support Worker based in Portsmouth.

For more information and to apply, please visit our website: 

https://www.minsteadtrust.org.uk/charity/jobs/support-worker-new-forest/

https://www.minsteadtrust.org.uk/charity/jobs/support-worker-supported-living-portsmouth/

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Here's a post from the ceramics studio, who are bu Here's a post from the ceramics studio, who are busy preparing for our harvest festival on the 7th of October. Josh has made a pumpkin with vines and a removable lid, can't wait to see the finished product! 🎃🎃🎃
Here's Phil in his Tablou for drama. Phil and the Here's Phil in his Tablou for drama. Phil and the Monday drama group are working on a performance which will take place at @hangerfarmarts on the 13th December. Phil said "I love drama and connecting with people"
Here's Lucy showing us the dream catcher she has m Here's Lucy showing us the dream catcher she has made in nature art this morning. She decided to use lavender because it makes us sleepy. Great work Lucy!
Here's Ed proudly showing us the sign he has made Here's Ed proudly showing us the sign he has made this morning. Ed said he loves using the pyrography set and making signs. Using this set takes a lot of skill and practice which Ed has applied himself to over the years. Now he can use it independently, he has been looking for opportunities to create new signs.  Brilliant work Ed 👍

Minstead Stories

Be inspired by the stories of some of the people we support

'I found lockdown really stressful, couldn't get out and about as I can't walk far with my disability.

'I really missed going to Minstead. I was over the moon when I could come back!

'I come here because I enjoy it and I meet a lot of people - new people.

'I'm outgoing and I like doing arts and crafts, a bit of sewing now and again when I can with my arthritis.

'It makes me feel happy to come here - really happy!'

'I’ve found it very challenging with the coronavirus.

'I felt sad during lockdown initially. I couldn’t go out for lunch at the weekend, I couldn’t see my friends and family.

'I was sad not to have Easter with my family at home. I’ve been feeling anxious and sad about it all.

'I have found my time at Furzey therapeutic. I like potting, pricking out and collecting and sowing the seeds.'

It has been a brilliant year, working in the gardens.

I enjoyed cutting the pumpkins for harvest.

I have started work at Paulton’s Park in the restaurant, it’s going really brilliant. I do it Friday and Sunday and we are seeing how it goes to see if I will do more days. It is my very first paid job.

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